Wearing flats to the pool is an OK idea.
Taking a thirsty robe to the pool is a great idea.
Solely relying on a thirsty robe to soak up excess water after getting out the pool is a bad idea.
Putting on flats after not towelling off causes shoes to rapidly fill up with water.
Walking to the locker room with shoes full of water makes a sloshing, arm-pit-honking-type sound.
Those brown paper towels in the locker room are not as absorbant as one would hope.